Looking to support a breast cancer charity? There are multiple ways that you can make a difference in the lives of women.
Use your finances, your time, and even your shopping ability to support a worthy cause.
One of the most efficient and effective ways to help a charity focused on breast cancer is to give financial support directly. This means writing out a check or committing to a monthly amount that you will give toward helping with the various causes surrounding breast cancer. Everywhere you look, you can see pink items that are set to raise awareness and even raise money toward breast cancer causes in some cases. Unfortunately, not all of these things actually lead to a real financial benefit for charities and research organizations that could make a difference. If you want to be sure that you know where your money is going and what it can do, take the time to donate directly to a breast cancer foundation. Spend some time researching in order to find the ideal place to fund.
Have you noticed a large crowd running through the streets in pink t-shirts? Have you seen a fashion show that features patients currently dealing with breast cancer? Many of these events are fundraisers that you can be a part of. Before getting started, make sure that you find out exactly what breast cancer charity is behind the event and how much of the proceeds are actually going to fund the cause. From there, find out what you can do to help. Sometimes, donating or financially backing an event can help, but it isn’t always about the money. See if you can volunteer for the event or create a team to participate in the run. When you do something like this, you are helping to make others aware of the need and affecting a larger group of people.
If you notice there is a real shortage of fundraisers in your area that support a breast cancer charity, create one of your own. Choose a charity that you know is credible and put together something that will in some way financially benefit it. You’ve probably seen lots of fundraisers and can emulate any one of them. You can set up a run that asks participants to pay an entry fee or get financial support for each mile they run. If you own a business, you can donate a percentage of your sales on a certain day or weekend to be given to a charity that supports breast cancer research or helps to fund breast cancer support groups. This is a great way to get a community involved and let people know that the cause needs support.
If another business is offering to donate a portion of sales to breast cancer research or support for breast cancer patients, shop away! This can be one of the trickiest ways to support a breast cancer charity because you really need to make sure that what you are buying is actually going to benefit a charity. Do a little research on the person or company offering to allow customers to shop as a way to donate. Also, find out exactly where the money is going. You want to know the name of the actual charity and ensure that this is a credible place that will use the funds wisely. Look for a breast cancer foundation that actually helps women get mammograms, helps them after diagnosis, or helps to create research opportunities in the search for a cure.
It isn’t always about giving financial support. In fact, there is always a need for people to give their time as a way to support a charity involved with breast cancer. You can start by looking into local groups that provide services to breast cancer patients. Some help to clean homes or take care of meals while a woman is going through treatment. Others help with running errands or even work to take women to their appointments. Still others work to help breast cancer survivors get their stories out to women, giving others hope that they are going to make it though this difficult time. There are so many things that you can do to help support women who are currently struggling with breast cancer, and they won’t cost you much at all. Offer to bring in snacks for breast cancer support groups. These are things that people often take for granted that can have a huge impact on the lives of women who are actually struggling, in some cases, for their survival.
When you support a breast cancer charity it is important to know what you are actually supporting. Is your support going towards breast cancer survivors, helping them to get their lives back on track? Is your donation working to provide breast cancer support groups for local women? Many time people want to donate but aren’t really sure where their money is going. Take the time to do a little research. Find out what a charity that claims to support breast cancer is actually doing to help women. Some are focused on research while others offer financial support for those struggling with the burden of cancer. Some help women to find solutions for hair loss while others provide childcare for mothers while they head in for chemotherapy. You want to be able to offer monetary or any other assistance to an organization that is doing something that you really want to be able to support.
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